When your Membership Rewards® points get into the millions, your entire approach towards business travel can change. Choose luxury flights instead of economy seats, select the finest rooms in hotels across the globe, or rent a deluxe car for every corporate trip. With 2,000,000 points, you can carve out a dedicated monthly shopping budget for use online and in-store, and add regular gift experiences to your calendar that will make amazing memories for you, clients and colleagues.
Take travel to the next level
Reaching 2,000,000 Membership Rewards points means you have more than a couple of travel options at your disposal – you have a dedicated travel budget to dip into whenever you need it. For instance, a Delta One return plane ticket from London to New York is around 170,000 points. This ticket puts you in one of the most exclusive cabins in the sky, with a dedicated in-cabin flight attendant, 180-degree flat-bed seat (including Westin Heavenly® In-Flight Bedding), chef-curated meals and wine from Delta’s Master Sommelier, plus entertainment via an extra-wide screen and noise-cancelling headset. It’s a breathtaking business travel experience and one you could enjoy 11 times when you have 2,000,000 points.
Your impressive collection of points is ideal if you have an office in another country or a key client you visit multiple times per year. For example, you could fly 15 times from London to Hong Kong on Virgin Atlantic. Their Upper Class tickets include a chauffeur-driven car service to and from the airport, stylish clubhouses and lounges to help you unwind before you fly, and the finest food and drink throughout your journey. For as long as you keep an active American Express® Business Card, your points will never expire, so there’s no pressure to plan all of your flights in advance. Just pick up a luxury ticket whenever you want to see a client in person, visit a supplier to hash out a new contract or lead a remote team in person.
If you don’t have a head for heights or prefer the convenience of travelling by rail, 2,000,000 points can be exchanged for 44 Business Premier tickets on Eurostar. That’s enough to take you and one other person, be they a colleague, friend or family member to any of 28 European destinations every two weeks for almost two years. This week you could mix a business pitch in Brussels with a tour of the city’s art galleries and museums. While in a fortnight’s time, you could be on your way to a conference in Amsterdam, passing by tulip fields, canals and windmills.
Your points can also be exchanged for car hire vouchers in hundreds of cities across the globe through our partners Hertz and Sixt. Imagine picking up a BMW 4 Series every time you visit a new city. 2,000,000 points mean you could rent this sporty coupé for a total of 180 days – that’s 6 months’ worth of business trips.
Another way to transform your travel is to use your points to book the best rooms in hotels around the world. For 2,000,000 points, you could book more than 50 nights at extravagant five-star Marriott Bonvoy™ hotels in destinations including Dubai, London and Los Angeles. Every night in one of these special hotels provides maximum relaxation and comfort so you’re recharged and ready to take on anything that comes your way.
Revolutionise your monthly shopping
Much like with travel, having millions of Membership Rewards points means you can do more than indulge in occasional retail therapy. 2,000,000 points give you the equivalent of £416 per month of spending for two years. That’s a total of £10,000 you can spend online at Amazon.co.uk and Currys.co.uk or in-store at Harrods, Selfridges & Co, Ted Baker and many more retail partners.
With over £400 of monthly spend, you can mix up your purchases to please clients with a Champagne and Truffles Gift Set from Harrod, treat family with an Afternoon Tea Gift Box from Selfridges, and reward yourself with a Montblanc Meisterstück platinum classique rollerball pen to celebrate signing a big new contract.
You also have the option of using your points against the cost of purchases. 2,000,000 points could clear £9,000 from your Business Card statement. It’s completely up to you whether you take a bit off your bill each month or clear a larger amount in one go.
Enjoy jaw-dropping experiences
One of the best ways to spend your points is by creating unforgettable memories. 2,000,000 points give you an extremely healthy budget for new experiences. In fact, you could spend up to £10,000 at Buyagift.co.uk, where there are over 4,000 packages to choose from. For instance, you could treat your team to a six-day, five-night luxury cooking school holiday in the South of France. While staying in the quaint village of Gramont near Toulouse, you’ll learn how to create classic French dishes like tarte aux pommes, foie gras, cassoulet, jus de vin rouge and more. You’ll also tour the Gascon region, including the Chateau de Cassaigne Armagnac distillery and local towns and villages.
After the luxury cooking holiday, you’ll have enough points left to sign up for a Supreme Supercar Driving Experience for two. In any of seven locations across the country, you’ll experience the roaring power of 10 different high-performance cars, including a Ferrari F430, Lamborghini Aventador and Audi R8 V8. It could make the ideal prize for a top-performing employee or a stress-busting treat for yourself.
With 2,000,000 points under your belt, you have a practically unlimited number of ways to use them. We hope our suggestions got you thinking about what you’d get the most from. To discover even more things you can do with American Express Membership Rewards, take a look at our tips and guides.
1. Reward flights are subject to availability. Taxes, fees and carrier charges apply.
2. Rewards shown are examples that are subject to availability and may change. Examples valid as of 12 December 2019. Terms apply.